International Conference on Bioinformatics

INCoB2018 has now been successfully completed. We thank all the participants, Keynote/Invited speakers, Oral and Poster Presenters and all the dedicated volunteers in your great contributions to making it a grand success.

More than 350 people took part in InCoB2018, which included students, faculty members, paid and waived registrants. Participants came from a dozen odd countries across continents.

We thank many of the participants and delegates who have sent us congratulatory notes on its successful completion.

Congratulations to all the poster and oral presentation awardees. We will post your names on this website soon.

We will also post a Feedback Survey and Photo Gallery on this site soon.
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Earlier updates:

Detailed program for each speaker and event posted here-
List of accepted posters, paper posted here.
List of accepted papers to be presented in InCoB has been posted here

- INSTRUCTIONS for PAPER/POSTER PRESENTATIONS
- Final schedule (scientific program is announced). Please check here
Registration to participate in InCoB2018 has now been closed.
List of registered participants will be posted soon for cross checking by registrants.

Travel Grants/partial registration reimbursemets announced for Indian students/post docs: (Closed)
A limited number of travel grants and partial reimbursements of the registrarion fees (sponsored by DBT) will be awarded to deserving candidates (manily students) in serious financial hardship to attend InCoB. Please send your request to incob.register@sciwhylab.org(use travel grant in subject). Please mention poster/oral presentation acceptance details in your mail and complete details about your fellowship/ studentship status to help us decide.
Deadline is September 15, 2018 (Closed) and
results will be announced in the Valedictory function of InCoB by email.
To avail of travel grants, travel by a mode approved by Government of India is mandatory.


All poster, papers and highlights track submissions are now closed and decisions for their presentations have been communicated to authors. If a submitting author has not received a decision, please contact immediately with full submission refefrence


Best Poster award: In addition to other awards, a cash prize of Rs 10,000 has been announced for the best poster presented at InCoB2018, to be selected by a committe of experts. This award is kindly sponsored by Pathfinder Research and Training Foundation (PRTF), New Delhi.
Best Paper and Poster awards: Several selected papers and posters will be given certificates of merit/awards in the Valedictory program.


All INCOB particpants are invited to register for concurrent events on Sept 29, 2018.

To register for an exciting workshop on programmatic access to EBI/PDB tools by Andrew Nightingale and Mihali Varadi please click here. (No registration fee)

To register for "Computational methods in drug designing and pharmaceutical formulations" workshop by BIDDS and Schrodinger, please click here.
(Registration fee: Rs 500)


Accommodation related:
Accommodation cost is NOT included in your registration fee. However, the registered delegates will be provided help in finding suitable accommodations with possible pickup and drop for the conference venue. You must be an invited speaker or a registered delegate for availing of this facility. Please click on accommodation tab for more information.


Visa Related:
All visa related invitations can be requested


Welcome to InCoB 2018
On behalf of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) and organizing partners, it is our great honour to invite you to join the 17th International Conference On BioInformatics (InCOB-2018), which will be held on 26-28 September, 2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Since 2002, InCoB has grown in its second decade to become one of the largest bioinformatics conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. This annual conference showcases the latest research and technologies in all areas of bioinformatics, and in recent years has been attended by practitioners from both biology fields and computing backgrounds in the Asia-Pacific region. As in the past, papers in the conference will be published in international, peer-reviewed journals, such as BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Systems Biology, BMC Genomics, Bioinformatics and PeerJ. Oral and poster presenters will have the opportunity to deposit their slides/posters with F1000 Posters.

As the organisers of InCOB18, we sincerely hope that all of you will join us in New Delhi for what will definitely become a memorable conference.

Organizing and Program Committees

General Chairs:

Shandar Ahmad, SCIS, JNU (General Chair)

GPS Raghava, IIIT Delhi (Co-Chair)

Michael Gromiha, IITM, Chennai (Co chair)

Local organizing committee chair:

Andrew M Lynn

Program Committee:

Pinak Chakrabarty

GPS Raghava

Kenta Nakai

Shoba Ranganathan

Christian Schönbach

Women in Bioinformatics Chairs:

Shoba Ranganathan

R Sowdhamini

Gitanjali Yadav

Publication Committee:

Michael Gromiha

Mukesh Jain

Debasish Mohanty

Shoba Ranganathan

Muhammad Farhan SJAUGI

Christian Schönbach

Highlights Track Chairs:

Paul Horton

Durai Sundar

Publicity and sponsorship Chairs:

Sanjeev Kumar Singh

Naidu Subbarao

Accommodation and

Transportation chairs:

Arnab Bhattacharjee

A Krishnamachari

National Advisory Committee:

R K Aggarwal

Faizan Ahmad

Manju Bansal

Rakesh Bhatnagar

Alok Bhattacharya

Samir Brahmchari

Pinak Chakrabarty

Pawan Dhar

B Jayaram

Madhan Mohan

Ram Ramaswamy

T P Singh

Vibha Tandon

D Velmurugan

Organizing committee:

Arnab Bhattacharjee

Anirban Chakraborty

Rupesh Chaturvedi

Yashmin Chowdhary

Madhu Chetty

Debasish Dash

Tapash Ghosh

Abhinav Grover

Samudrala Gourinath

Mukesh Jain

Binod Kanaujia

Eros Kharshiing

A Krishnamachari

Andrew Lynn

Srikant Mantri

Debasish Mohanty

Sukanta Mondal

HA Nagarajaram

Jeyakumar Natarajan

Subbarao Naidu

Srinivasan Ramachandran

Narinder Sahni

Vinod Scaria

Brojan Singh

Gajendra Pratap Singh

Sanjeev Singh

K Sekar

Sapna R Shah

Rita Sharma

R Sowdhamini

N Srinivasan

Durai Sundar

K Veluraja

Gitanjali Yadav

Program Committee

(alphabetical by last name)

Catherine Abbott
Tatsuya Akutsu
Munazah Andrabi
Nicola Armstrong
Vladimir Bajic
Arsen Batagov
Abdul Baten
Vladimir Brusic
Zhi-Wei Cao
Jonathan Chan
Michael Charleston
Kumardeep Chaudhary

Brian Chen
Jin Chen
Ming Chen
Peng Chen

Madhu Chetty
Sandeep Kumar Dhanda

Mahmoud Elhefnawi
Michael Fernandez
Mohd Firdaus-Raih
Ge Gao
Susumu Goto
Dinesh Gupta
Yongqun He
Wing-Kai Hon
Chia-Lang Hsu

Fang Hsu
Wenlian Hsu
Guang Hu
Chun-Hsi Huang
Ming-Jing Hwang
Ulykbek Kairov
Sekar Kanagaraj
Paul Kennedy
Feroz Khan
Tsung Fei Khang
Daisuke Kiga
Akihiko Konagaya

Shinji Kondo
Anton Kratz
Manoj Kumar
Yinglei Lai
Ruiting Lan
Chih Lee
Haiquan Li
Jie Li
Jinyan Li
Wentian Li
Tao Liu
Yuansheng Liu
Sorayya Malek
Hiroshi Mamitsuka
Prashanti Manda
Osamu Maruyama

Seema Mishra
Lenny Moise

Shinichi Morishita
Santo Motta
Ka-Lok Ng
Francesco Pappalardo
Jiajie Peng
Shaoliang Peng
Nikolai Petrovsky
Daniele Santoni
Christian Schonbach
Debarka Sengupta
Harinder Singh
Yanni Sun
Sing-Hoi Sze
Y-H. Taguchi
Yoichi Takenaka
Martti Tammi

List of papers accepted for oral presentation

For detailed schedule of each talk, please refer to the scientific program (to be posted soon).

Title of Paper Authors
Analysis of hypoxiamiR-gene co-regulatory network reveals complex regulation of cell cycle control under hypoxic conditions. Apoorv Gupta, Dr. Ragumani Sugadev, Dr. Yogendra Kumar Sharma and Dr. Pankaj Khurana
BioReader: a text mining tool for performing complex queries of biomedical literature Christian Simon, Kristian Davidsen, Christina Hansen, Emily Seymour
Mike Bogetofte Barnkob, Lars Rønn Olsen
Discovering MoRFs by trisecting intrinsically disordered protein sequence into terminals and middle regions Ronesh Sharma
Deep Transfer Learning for Biology Cross-domain Image Classification Angang Du, Chao Wang, Jing Liu, Zhaorui Gu, Zhibin Yu, Nan Wang, Haiyong Zheng and Bing Zheng
Exploiting Deep Convolutional Neural Network to Identify Succinylated Sites on Lysine Residues Hui-Ju Kao, Kai-Yao Huang and Tzong-Yi Lee
Latent network-based representations for large-scale gene expression data analysis Wajdi Dhifli, Julia Puig, Aurélien Dispot, Mohamed Elati
Discovery of Large Disjoint Motif in Biological Network using Dynamic Expansion Tree Sabyasachi Patra and Anjali Mohapatra
Prediction of half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) for small chemical modulators targeting protein-protein interaction using support vector machine Tanmoy Jana , Raja Banerjee , Sudipto Saha
Prediction of ATP-binding sites in membrane proteinsusing a two-dimensional convolutional neural network" Trinh Trung Duong Nguyen, Nguyen Quoc Khanh Le, Rosdyana Mangir Irawan Kusuma and Yu-Yen Ou
Drug candidate identification based on gene expression of treated cells using tensor decomposition-based unsupervised feature extraction for large-scale data Y-h. Taguchi
FFANEprot: Predicting Protein Functions using a Weight-sharing Multitask Neural Network Optimized by a Firefly Algorithm with Natural Enemy Strategy Yi-Fan Liou, Po-Jung Tsai, Zi-Yu Huang, Po-Chin Chiou, Hsiao-Wei Chu, Li-Ping Ciou and Torborn E. M. Nordling
Automated Craniofacial Landmarks Detection on 3D Image using Geometry Characteristics Information Arpah Abu, Ngo Chee Guan, Nur Idayu Adira Abu Hassan , Siti Adibah Othman
GCAC : Galaxy Workflow System for Predictive Model Building for Virtual Screening Deepak R. Bharti , Anmol J. Hemrom, Andrew M. Lynn
ENVirT: inference of ecological characteristics of viruses from metagenomic data Duleepa Jayasundara, Isaam Saeed, Damayanthi Herath, Cheng-Yu Yang, Damith Senanayake, Yuan Sun, Bill C Chang, Sen-Lin Tang and Saman K Halgamuge
The potential of computational modeling to predict disease course and treatment response in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. Francesco Pappalardo, Giulia Russo, Marzio Pennisi, Valentina Rapicavoli ,
Santo Motta, Davide Maimone
Structural, functional and molecular dynamics analysis of cathepsin B gene SNPs associated with tropical calcific pancreatitis, a rare disease of tropics. Garima Singh, Jayadev Msk, Rinku Sharma, Basharat Bhat, Ch Madhusudhan and Ashutosh Singh
Inverse Similarity and Reliable Negative Samples for Drug Side-effect Prediction Yi Zheng, Hui Peng, Shameek Ghosh, Chaowang Lan and Jinyan Li
Network-based approach to identify Molecular signatures and therapeutic agents in Alzheimer’s diseases Md. Rezanur Rahman, Tania Islam, Esra Gov, Beste Turanli, Hossain Md. Faruquee, Md. Mafizur Rahman, Md. Nurul Haque Mollah, Kazım Yalcın Arga and Mohammad Ali Moni
Robust identification of significant interactions between toxicogenomic biomarkers and their regulatory chemical compounds using moving range chart Mohammad Hasan, Anjuman Ara Begum, Moizur Rahman and Md. Nurul Haque Mollah
E-Pharmacophore-based screening of mGluR5 Negative Allosteric Modulators for Central Nervous System Disorder Sanjeev Singh and Sitrarasu Vijaya Prabhu
Development of Electronic Medical Records for Clinical and Research Purposes: The Breast Cancer Module Using an Implementation Framework in a Middle Income Country- Malaysia Nurul Aqilah Mohd Nor, Nur Aishah Taib, Marniza Saad, Hana Salwani Zaini4, Zahir Ahmad, Yamin
Ahmad, Sarinder Kaur Dhillon
Exploitation of reverse vaccinology and immunoinformatics as promising platform for genome-wide screening of new effective vaccine candidates against Plasmodium falciparum Manisha Pritam, Garima Singh, Suchit Swaroop, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Satarudra Prakash Singh
Prediction and analysis of skin cancer progression using genomics profiles of patients Sherry Bhalla, Harpreet Kaur, Anjali Dhall and Gajendra P. S Raghava
Computational Discovery and Annotation of Conserved Small Open Reading Frames in Fungal Genomes Shuhaila Mat Sharani and Mohd Firdaus-Raih
Integrating pharmacophore mapping, virtual screening, density functional theory, molecular simulation towards the discovery of novel apolipoprotein (apoE ε4) inhibitors Surabhi Johari, Ashwani Sharma, Subrata Sinha and Aparoop Das
Molecular identification and evolutionary relationships between the subspecies of Musa by DNA barcodes S. Dhivya, I. Gowtham, A Baala Harini, S. Mukunthakumar and R. Sathishkumar
Diverse dynamics features of novel protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes determine the selectivity of a fluorinated balanol analogue for PKCε Ari Hardianto, Varun Khanna, Fei Liu, Shoba Ranganathan
Identifying Condition Specific Key Genes from Basal-Like Breast Cancer Gene Expression Data Ankush Maind and Shital Raut
Phylogenetic implications and secondary structure analyses of Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper genotypes based on nrDNA ITS2 sequences Bhavisha P. Sheth, Sumer Punia, Meenakshi Dheer, Purvi M. Rakhashiya, Pooja P. Patel and Vrinda S. Thaker
Construction of Competing Endogenous RNA Networks from Paired RNA-seq Data Sets by Pointwise Mutual Information Theories Chaowang Lan, Hui Peng, Gyorgy Hutvagner and Jinyan Li
EpiMethEx: a tool for large-scale integrated analysis in methylation hotspots linked to genetic regulation Saverio Candido, Giuseppe Alessandro Parasiliti Palumbo, Marzio Pennisi, Giulia Russo, Giuseppe
Sgroi, Valentina Di Salvatore, Massimo Libraˆ and Francesco Pappalardo
HumCFS A database of fragile sites in human chromosomes Rajesh Kumar , Gandharva Nagpal , Vinod Kumar , Salman, SadullahUsmani, Piyush Agrawal , Gajendra P.S.Raghava,
Classification of early and late stage Liver Hepatocellular Carcinoma patients from their genomics and epigenomics profiles. Harpreet Kaur, Sherry Bhalla and Gajendra P.S. Raghava
Functional homogeneity and specificity of topological modules in human proteome Rama Kaalia and Jagath C. Rajapakse
Analyzing the 3D Chromatin Organization Coordinating with Gene Expression Regulation in B-cell Lymphoma Luis A. E. Nagai, Sung-Joon Park, Kenta Nakai
A New Robust Scaling Approach for Metabolomics Data Analysis Nishith Kumar, Md. Shahjaman, S. M. Shahinul Islam, Md. Nurul Haque Mollah and Md. Aminul Hoque
7bgzf: Replacing samtools bgzip Deflation for Archiving and Real-time Compression Taiju Yamada
Analysis of microRNAs, phased small interfering RNAs and their potential targets in Rosa rugosa Thunb. Junqiang Guo, Qingyi Wang, Li Liu, Shuchao Ren, Shipeng Li, Peiran Liao, Zhigang Zhao, Chenyu Lu, Bingbing Jiang, Ramanjulu Sunkar and Yun Zheng
HseSUMO: Sumoylation site prediction using half-sphere exposures of amino acids residues Alok Sharma, Artem Lysenko, Yosveny Lopez, Abdollah Dehzangi, Hamendra Reddy, Abdul Sattar, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda
The Complete Chloroplast Genome of Dendrobium nobile, an endangered medicinal orchid from Northeast India and its comparison with related chloroplast genomes of Dendrobium species Ruchishree Konhar, Manish Debnath, Atanu Bhattacharjee, Durai Sundar, Pramod Tandon, Debasis Dash, Devendra Kumar Biswal
An Emerging Technique for Reducing the Response Time in Plant miRNA Identification Somrak Numnark and Worasait Suwannik
Structural bioinformatics-based identification of putative plant based lead compounds for Alzheimer Disease Therapy Kasmika Borah, Sanchita Sharma and Yumnam Silla
Comparative analysis of thermal, chemical and thermochemical unfolding of proteins from different classes Sapna Mayuri Borah and Anupam Nath Jha
EvolStruct-Phogly: incorporating structural properties and evolutionary information from profile bigrams for the phosphoglycerylation prediction Alok Sharma
Physicochemical property based computational scheme for classifying DNA sequence elements of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Atul Kumar Jaiswal and Annangarachari Krishnamachari
Benchmarking of different molecular docking methods for protein-peptide docking Piyush Agrawal, Harinder Singh,, Hemant Kumar Srivastava, Sandeep Singh, Gaurav Kishore, Gajendra P. S. Raghava
GlyStruct: Glycation prediction using structural properties of amino acid residues Hamendra Manhar Reddy, Alok Sharma, Abdollah Dehzangi
, Daiichi Shigemizu,Abel Avitesh Chandra, Tatushiko Tsunoda
Tree-Based Proximity Search Protein Domain Identification Maad Shatnawi
Discovery of a Robust Gene Regulatory Network with Complex Transcription Factor Network Analysis and the Tensor decomposition-based Feature Extraction on Organ Cancer Cell-line RNA Sequence Data

Bharata Kalbuaji, Y.-H. Taguchi and Akihiko Konagaya*
Characterization and identification of lysine glutarylation based on intrinsic interdependence between positions in the substrate sites Kai-Yao Huang, Hui-Ju Kao, Justin Bo-Kai Hsu, Sung-Lung Weng and Tzong-Yi Lee
Identification of potential biomarkers related to glioma survival by gene
expression profile analysis Justin Bo-Kai Hsu1,*, Tzu-Hao Chang, Gilbert Aaron Lee, Tzong-Yi Lee
RepEx: A web server to extract sequence repeats from Protein and DNA sequences Gurusaran Manickam, Daliah Michael, Md. Khaja Hussain, Satheesh S.N., Suhan S, Sivaranjan P, Akanksha Jaiswal and Kanagaraj Sekar

Composting in individual housing

Composting is optimizing the natural degradation process of organic waste to obtain a fertilizer that nourishes and improves the structure of the soil. Degradation is carried out by a multitude of bacteria and micro-organisms which - like us - need water, air and a varied diet ... Nothing too rocket science: to succeed in composteur it is enough to diversify the waste, maintain good humidity and good ventilation! For that we mix wet and soft waste with other drier, harder, we brew from time to time, we monitor the humidity, and voila!

Our tips for feeding your composter

All organic waste is composted, however some waste gives off bad odors or causes inconvenience

What I can put:

Fruit or vegetable peelings, damaged fruit or vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds with filter, tea bags, stale bread, pasta, rice, lentils, leftover raw or cooked meals, kernels, nut shells, hazelnuts , almonds… Sopaline paper, soiled cardboard, Newsprint…
Lawn mowing in small quantities, branches and small hedge sizes (reduced to pieces), wilted flowers and plants, dead leaves, bark, sawdust untreated in small quantities, wood ash in small quantities, hard cut stems ...
What I avoid putting:

Shellfish , Meat and bones , Fish waste, Vegetable oils , Dairy products , Fat…
Large branches, Large quantities of leaves or clippings, Large quantity of ash or sawdust, Large unchipped woody waste ... Garden waste often benefits from mulching (after crushing) rather than composting.

Use your compost

Your compost is ripe after 10 to 12 months. It looks like black earth, it smells of undergrowth, the worms are gone ... you can use it as an organic fertilizer. The compost is very rich, it is necessary to mix it with soil or potting soil in your planters.

Composting in an apartment: Vermicomposting

Do you live in an apartment or have no outside space to compost in the traditional way, and if you were testing vermicomposting? Vermicomposting is a technique that uses the biological activity of specific worms to transform organic waste into quality compost.

The waste is placed in a tray, the bottom of which has previously been covered with a litter and 500g of Eisenia worms. When the first tray is full, a second tray is added over it, the worms will gradually migrate into it ... When the 3 trays are full, the first does not contain any worms anymore, the matter has been digested, there is nothing left to recover the compost and the lombrithé!

Warning ! Make sure to install your vermicomposter in a suitable place; an extreme temperature inside the vermicomposter (below 0 ° or above 30 ° C) is fatal for worms.

You can also make it yourself using opaque, nestable and drilled boxes. Several manufacturing tutorials exist on the internet. And for worms, take a look at the mapping of donors in Isère and meet other vermicomposting enthusiasts